Lucky Cheng

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    May 6, 2013

    Lucky Cheng's Slapped With Violations! Owner Responds

    It's just temporary, I'm sure, but the drag restaurant Lucky Cheng's--which moved to West 52nd Street last October--might have some more offensive things going on than potential bad lipsynchs. I passed by the place the other night and saw a sign in the window saying the Department of Health and Men ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    The Slam Awards Were Drag Heaven!

    The annual Glam awards for the best in gay nightlife have gotten so big that they've spawned an offshoot/homage/satire/counter-argument. The second Slam awards for the worst in nightlife took place at XES last night, and they were a star-spangled riot. Kittin Withawhip was a funny host, bringing ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Myron Mixon Bringing Serious BBQ to the East Village

    A bit of exciting news for barbecue lovers this morning. Myron Mixon, a well-known team leader on the competitive 'cue circuit who won his first whole-hog prize back in 1996, and a judge on BBQ Pitmasters, will be taking over the old Lucky Cheng's space on First Avenue, reports EV Grieve. The three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    The New Lucky Cheng's Has Sort Of Opened!

    Attention, bachelorettes, birthday people, and karaoke queens! Last night, the long running drag entertainment restaurant Lucky Cheng's had a soft opening at their new locale, smack up where the tourists roam, at 240 W. 52nd Street.

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    August 17, 2012

    Drag Club Is Moving Uptown

    The long-running Lucky Cheng's has found that it's getting harder and harder to get the tourists to come to its East Village locale, so, as you may have heard, it's moving on up. Just like Lips did; three years ago, that drag boite went from the West Village to the East 50s, where it's apparently e ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Q&A: Nublu Owner Ilhan Ersahin On His Club's Re-Relocation, Its 10th Anniversary, And Why Musicians Hang Out There

    Reedist Ilhan Ersahin seems reluctant to make too big a deal out of the fact that nublu, his multi-culti Avenue C nightspot, was shuttered for much of last year. On a recent evening, as he moved casually about the room in preparation for a blistering late-night appearance by the Sun Ra Arkestra, Ers ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Should I Have a Bachelorette Party?

    thepenispinata.comWhere to have shenanigans like this?​Yasmin F. Asks: I'm looking for suggestions for a bachelorette party. Somewhere that can accommodate 12 girls and with tasty drinks/food and a fun ambiance. Dear Yasmin: Bachelorette parties can be tricky because you want a big enough sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Japanese Burgers Come To The East Village!

    ​And they're mine, all mine! Have you ever seen me looking so happy since I posed with Loni Anderson? It's just that my face looks really at peace when flanked by a tray of goodies at the new Bento Burger (101-E. 2nd Street), Miguel Calvo's Japanesey hangout adjacent to Lucky Cheng's.

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    November 2, 2009

    I Was a Dick in a Box For Halloween

    ​As I threatened--I mean promised--I went out on Halloween night dressed as a giant gift box, and if you bitches want to consider the result a dick in a box, that's absolutely fine with me.

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    June 10, 2009
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    February 23, 2009

    The Early Word -- Marfa

    When I heard that newly opened Marfa was attempting a chicken fried steak, I waited a respectful two weeks then hopped on my bike and peddled furiously over there.             Named after a small town on the high desert plains in West Texas that ... More >>

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